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Description

Returns or sets the type of bar code to be used.

Syntax

BarCodeWiz1.Symbology [ = enum]

The settings for enum are:

Constant Description Example
Code_39 Commonly used non-retail symbology. Note that the leading and trailing asterisks (*) are added automatically, if not supplied. Characters allowed: 0-9; A-Z; -.$*/+%, and space. Code 39 Example
Code_39_Extended Allows all ASCII 128 characters to be encoded by using a double-character format. Most scanners must be switched to the extended mode in order to recognize this. Code 39 Extended Example
Code_128_A Allows all ASCII values between 0 and 95. This includes special characters, such as tab or escape. Code 128 Example
Code_128_B Allows all ASCII values between 32 and 127. Includes upper and lower case letters. Code 128 Example
Code_128_C High density, numeric only symbology. Must have an even number of digits. Code 128 Example
Code_128_Auto Default Setting. Allows all 128 ASCII values. Code 128 Example
GS1_128 Also known as UCC/EAN-128. Most commonly used in logistics appliations. GS1-128 Example
Interleaved_2of5 High density, numeric only symbology. Must have an even number of digits. Interleaved 2 of 5 Example
Standard_2of5 Numeric-only, low density. Commonly used in libraries, blood banks, and parcels. Standard 2 of 5 Example
Code_93 Superset of Code 39. Encodes all ASCII 128 characters. Code 93 Example
Code_11 Uses numbers 0-9 and the dash symbol "-" Code 11 Example
Codabar Numeric-only symbology. Each bar code, however, must start and end with the letters A,B,C or D. Codabar Example
MSI_Plessey Numeric only symbology used mostly in libraries and retail establishments. MSI Plessey Example
UPC_A Used in retail environments in North America UPC A Example
UPC_E Condensed version of UPC-A. UPC E Example
EAN_13 Used in retail environments outside of North America. EAN 13 Example
EAN_8 Similar to EAN 13, but EAN 8 numbers are not derived from EAN 13 (as is the case with UPC-E and UPC-A). EAN 13 Example
PostNet Used by the United States Postal Service PostNet Example
RoyalMail Used by the UK Royal Mail RoyalMail Example
PDF417 High density 2D Symbology, capable of encoding up to 2710 characters in a single barcode. PDF417 is one of the few symbologies capable of encoding all ASCII 256 characters. PDF417 Example
DataMatrix High density 2D matrix symbology capable of encoding up to 3116 characters in a single barcode. DataMatrix Example
Qr_Code High density 2D symbology capable of encoding up to 7089 characters in a single barcode. QR Code Example